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Onomatopee 176, Ian Lynam, 2020

The Impossibility of Silence

Writing for Designers, Artists & Photographers

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THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF SILENCE is a book for artists, designers and photographers interested in approaching writing about their vocation and culture. Drawing upon decades of experience as a writer, designer, artist and teacher, Ian Lynam offers up a plethora of inspirational and concrete approaches to writing about creative fields.

 

“Joyfully and skillfully straddling the line between creator and critic, theorist and practitioner, formalist and rebel, American and expatriate, serious analyst and humorous deconstructor, Ian Lynam always brings a wholly original perspective to his writing on design. The insights are always fresh, and the stakes are always extremely high.”
- W. David Marx, author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style.

“Lynam is a bitingly humorous writer - gifted with the intuition to give stories depth.”
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Lars Harmsen, Slanted Magazine

Lynam adeptly juggles platters of diverse knowledge that include history, theory, philosophy, humanities, and the gamut of pop culture.”
– Louise Sandhaus, author of Earthquakes Mudslides Fires & Riots: California & Graphic Design, 1936-1986

“Ian Lynam is the Hunter S. Thompson of design writing.”
– Sereina Rothenberger, Jan Van Eyck Academie

Type
softcover, 8 page cover
Dimensions
105 mm x 175 mm / 4.1 x 6.9 inches (portrait)
Pages
212
ISBN
978-94-93148-39-0
Editor
Ian Lynam, Taro Nettleton
Author
Ian Lynam
Graphic
Ian Lynam
Language
English
Release date
01/10/2020
Binding
perfect-bound
Paper
Amber Graphic 90 gr. (inside) and Serixo 250 gr. (cover)
Edition
1700
Color
2c cover, 1c interior
Printer
Printon, Tallin (Est.)
Font
Wordshape Agate Grotesk Round, Vaud
Image specs
39 black/white images
Text editor
Taro Nettleton
Photography in the book
copyright Ed Fella & Paul Nitsche
Made possible by
Onomatopee
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